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Usyk vs. Fury: Ex-world champion tabs Ukrainian as favorite

Usyk vs. Fury: Ex-world champion tabs Ukrainian as favorite Photo: Evander Holyfield changed his mind about the unification match (

Legendary boxer Evander Holyfield shares expectations for the Usyk vs. Fury heavyweight title fight, reports iFL TV.

The Usyk vs. Fury fight is set for February 17 in Riyadh, at the local Kingdom Arena. Holding all major belts — WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, and WBC — Usyk and Fury gear up for a significant clash.

Evander Holyfield, the former world champion in super heavyweight, anticipates a challenging match for both fighters. While Holyfield previously favored Fury, he now leans towards Usyk, highlighting the Ukrainian's strength and expectation of a higher volume of punches compared to Fury.

Holyfield expressed, "This fight will be tough for both. Usyk will win because of his strength; he doesn't appear faster. I don't think Fury can match the number of blows delivered by Alexander."

Details about the Usyk-Fury fight

The upcoming bout is poised to crown the first undisputed champion in the heavyweight division in many years. Presently, the WBC belt is under the control of the British boxer, while the Ukrainian commands the WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF titles.

Both fighters signed a contract for the match in September, setting the initial date for December 23. However, Fury's team, following the clash with Ngannou, pushed for a postponement to the next year. The victor of this match will secure the coveted position of the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis, who held the title from 1990 to 1992.

The unification showdown will unfold in Riyadh, continuing the trend of hosting major battles in Saudi Arabia, with Usyk's rematch against Joshua and Fury's bout with Ngannou also taking place in the same location.

By the way, we previously collected the main events around the fight between Usyk and Fury in a special selection.